Air freight volumes soften in May

Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8F with its nose freight door open at Wellcamp Airport. (Jordan Chong)

Air freight volumes went backwards in May as economic jitters and political uncertainty stymied efforts to boost global trade and excess capacity pressured yields, new figures show. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said freight tonne kilometres (FTK) fell 0.9 per cent in May, compared … [Read more...]

Qantas Freight to DFW


Qantas says it will add Dallas/Fort Worth to its dedicated Boeing 747-400F freighter network from June 9. The 747 freighters, which are operated by Atlas on behalf of Qantas, will stop in Dallas/Fort Worth every Thursday morning as part of a triangular routing from Australia to China and the US. Qantas, … [Read more...]

Massive crowds greet An-225’s arrival in Perth


The world’s largest aircraft, the Soviet-era Antonov An-225 Mriya, landed in Perth on Sunday, the type's first Australian visit. Originally scheduled to arrive at 10:00am, the 84m long aircraft touched down just before midday on Perth’s Runway 21. After clearing the runway, it was treated to a water cannon … [Read more...]